Quorn Business and Industry
Up until the mid nineteen century most
industry in the village was cottage based, primarily frame-work knitting.
During the 1820s two hosiery factories were established and by the
middle of the century Quorn had a sock and glove manufacturer (Websters)
and a twist lace, silk net and cotton tatting factory (Balms), located
where the Church Rooms are now. Wrights Mill, elastic webbing manufacturers,
arrived in the village in 1860. By 1911 Wrights employed over 30%
of the working population of Quorn and they are still present in the
In addition to the factories, this section also contains information
about the quarry, the railway and shops, all of which had an impact
on village life.
Total: 267 artefacts returned over 11 pages
| High Street, Quorn in the 1950s|
Two photographs of High Street, Quorn, looking towards Quorn Cross, in the 1950s, showing ...... cont.
| William Wilders – Carrier of Quorn|
William Wilders was born in Quorn in 1838 and died in 1893. We are lucky to have this ...... cont.
| Quorn Building Society|
Quorn Building Society, or as it was originally known, the Quorndon and Neighbourhood ...... cont.
| Wrights Factory Rules, 1946|
The poster below hung in Wrights factory on Leicester Road for many years. It dates back ...... cont.
| Soar Valley News, April 1977|
The Soar Valley News was a four page, black and white community newspaper/newsletter type ...... cont.
| Deer roaming around the White Horse in Quorn! 1988|
During road works near the White Horse pub in Quorn in 1988, ancient deer bones were ...... cont.
| Howlett’s Bus Company, Quorn|
This is a Bedford OWB Duple bus, registration number DAY137, built during WW2. Howlett’s ...... cont.
| Vena Grain, 1895 to 1989. Oral history interview from 1985|
Vena Grain was born in Leicester on 21st February 1895, and the family moved to Quorn in ...... cont.
| The Mill House Inn, Leicester Road, Quorn, early 1900s|
To the left of the archway is the Mill House Inn, which at this time was run by Silas ...... cont.
| Quorn bus, 1929|
In the 1920s and 1930s there were several different firms running buses through Quorn. ...... cont.
| Meeting Street, Quorn|
As the years go by and as Quorn Village On-line Museum continues to grow, it becomes ...... cont.
| Video: Wrights - Weaving Narrow Fabrics in Quorn since 1860|
Wrights factory has been in Quorn since the 1860s and continues to thrive today. This ...... cont.
| Quorn Station 1937|
This is a photograph taken on Quorn railway station when it was run by the London & North ...... cont.
| Picture by W E Cooke – Coal Wharf, 1879|
This picture of the Coal Wharf on Soar Road in Quorn, was drawn in 1879 by local ...... cont.
| Misses E & M White – Homemade cakes price list|
This price list dates from about 1910. Ethel and Muriel White were the daughters of ...... cont.
| 'Ann at Quorn’, High Street, Quorn|
‘Ann at Quorn’ was a high class clothes shop at 20 High Street in Quorn. It was ...... cont.
| Barrie’s Fruit and Veg Shop, Quorn Cross|
‘Barries’ fruit and veg shop, in a prominent position on Quorn Cross, was run by Barrie ...... cont.
| WW1, Wrights factory ‘War Service’ lapel badge|
During WW1 Wrights factory in Quorn was employing over 2,000 people and working round the ...... cont.
| Mrs Kettle's shop, Station Road, Quorn|
Mrs Kettle's shop on Station Road is now a private house. The roof used to be thatched ...... cont.
| Manor House Hotel, early 1900s|
The photograph for this postcard was taken in the early 1900s. Unfortunately this scan is ...... cont.
| Wright's factory Quorn, 1950s|
This excellent photograph was taken at Wright's factory in Quorn in the 1950s.
Names ...... cont.
| Quorndon Co-operative Provident Society Ltd, Station Road|
The Co-operative Society store was built in 1862 on the site of the Blue Ball inn. It ...... cont.
| Quorn and Woodhouse GCR Station 1962|
Pictures of Quorn Station seem to be very rare. This is a photograph of BR Class 9F no ...... cont.
| Burton's newsagents, 1936, 25 High Street, Quorn|
This article about Burton's newsagents on High Street, appeared in the Quorndon Magazine ...... cont.
| Thomas Pepper, farmer and coal merchant, Quorn|
This is a photograph taken in about 1910, is of a cart belonging to Thomas Pepper, a ...... cont.